Cackling Counterpart


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cackling Counterpart Discussion

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Sundering)

5 days ago

Rite of Replication has finally made it in after alot of testing.

Does the Cackling Counterpart + Greenwarden of Murasa thing at sorcery speed (for one more mana) or goes wide with it (for 6 more and nets me a ton of recurred cards)

Can be used to make an army of the dreaded Malignus or Phyrexian Obliterator that plagues my meta and just gets out of hand if I have 30+ mana and a recursion engine.

Atm it's going in over Craterhoof Behemoth but hoofta might find it's way back in at a later date. It sat in hand alot and even with Tooth and Nail / Defense of the Heart getting it and a clone it didn't seal the game as much as my usual Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Spellskite grab

noshadowkick on [PRIMER] Unesh, ex Machina!

4 weeks ago

@Bababad, thanks for commenting! Cackling Counterpart is a card I've heavily considered and haven't been able to find room for. The clone effects I'm currently running (Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph) are so much more flexible and allow me to copy much more than just creatures. That said, the fact that Cackling Counterpart is an instant and can be flashed back are strong arguments for the card. It may still find it's way into my list. I've also considered Kindred Discovery but I haven't run into the need for more card draw yet. If I were to add another draw spell that's not a creature I'd probably go with Blue Sun's Zenith because it can be used as a one shot kill if I can make enough mana. Honestly I probably should find room for BSZ but it's such an overdone way for mono blue decks to win I haven't been able to stomach adding it.

Bababad on [PRIMER] Unesh, ex Machina!

1 month ago

Fun deck!

I would highly recommend Cackling Counterpart because your sphinxes aren't legendary and getting another big flying booty and free mini fact/fiction for 3 mana at instant is pretty great.

pkcentral on Tromokratis: CRACKIN' Skulls!

1 month ago

Maybe I should actually give some constructive budget suggestions rather than just ragging on the deck, huh?

I love Quiet Speculation and think it is vastly underrated. It gets better when more colors are added, but even in mono blue you can go get Deep Analysis for card draw, Cackling Counterpart to copy a Scourge of Fleets or whatever your Phyrexian Metamorph has become, or Artful Dodge to make sure your beater is truly unblockable.

Confound would be a good way to protect the commander.

Trophy Mage can search up your Loxodon Warhammer, Crawlspace or Chromatic Lantern (I would replace that one with Unstable Obelisk or Worn Powerstone).

Treasure Mage can get Spine of Ish Sah, Argentum Armor or Staff of Nin

Trinket Mage gets Basilisk Collar if you really want to keep that, and of course Sol Ring too. You can swap in Wayfarer's Bauble for Wanderer's Twig or the other one for actual ramp, not just a tutor. Brittle Effigy is another great target for the trinket tutorer.

Rzepkanut on Cromat (EDH) - Skittle Factory

1 month ago

Vizier of Many Faces and Cackling Counterpart both have 2 uses built in, so they are great clone variants to try. Progenitor Mimic is another favorite of mine.

Rzepkanut on Tish-ana Wizard or Few

1 month ago

Pretty sweet deck I appreciate it a lot. Wizard tribal is pretty cool I never noticed how inexpensive most of the wizard tribal cards are on Magic Online....I think I'm going to have to give it a try. My favorite Tishana version to play right now is actually an elf tribal version. In my build the MVPs are often copy spells and blink effects. Specifically Cackling Counterpart, Vizier of Many Faces, Ghostly Flicker, Essence Flux, Displace, Siren's Ruse, Nephalia Smuggler and good old Deadeye Navigator. You can make a copy of Tishana and choose to keep the real one and the copy goes to the graveyard but you still get the ETB card draw trigger. And blink effects can be used to save creatures early or get more value from Tishana late. I'll be getting a Patron Wizard for my wizard tribal version though, because I like being extra annoying....I'm putting a link to my Tishana deck too, although it's actually a tad different now because of some recent changes I've been testing.. its like 94% the same still.

And I see by your username that you also know that Tool is the best band ever. Good stuff friend. A+

MahBoi100 on Dimir Mill Commander

2 months ago

Since Phenax is your commander, I really have to reccomend Tree of Perdition. If you can use its ability on an opponent with 40 life, the tree's toughness becomes permanently 40! (at least until you use its abliity again) From there, you can mill an opponent for 40 cards a turn with Phenax! If you combo this with Freed from the Real or Cackling Counterpart and Rite of Replication, you can quickly run away with the game.

The tree also comboes with Mindcrank as the opponent loses life when their life total is set to 13.

I should also mention that if you use Turn to Frog while the tree's ablility is on the stack, you will make the tree a 1/1 frog and then swap toughness with an opponent's life total - making their life total 1!

I got a little carried away there. :P I have some more cards to suggest if you'd like! :)

MahBoi100 on Phenax's Deception

2 months ago

You are indeed able to activate the ability granted by Phenax multiple times a turn. Comboing it with Freed from the Real seems really strong. In addition, if you can manage to copy Tree of Perdition with cards like Cackling Counterpart and Rite of Replication, you can really go to town!

I also thought I should mention Stormtide Leviathan which comboes with Wrexial, the Risen Deep and also protects you. It might not be that interesting, but I thought I should mention it! :)

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